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Dreaming of hiking on America’s favorite footpath? You’re not the only one! Around 3 million people hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail every year. Most take day hikes, many spend a few nights backpacking and others thru-hike and experience every mile of the trail. We’re blessed here in Tennessee to 94 miles of the trail running through the Volunteer State. An extra 160 miles runs along the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. Close to 70 miles can be found along the spine of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with access to the trail being 30 minutes away from our Gatlinburg hotel. Time on the Appalachian Trail is truly indescribable and something that needs to be a first-hand experience. We’ve put together 8 things that you can expect along the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee with a special on the Smokies section. Take a minute to read over them and then start planning your adventure on the A.T. today!

Are you heading to the Smoky Mountains this summer with the hopes of experiencing some of the best hikes in the park? If so, then you’ll love the 4 that we’ve put together for you! From swimming holes to beautiful views and waterfalls too, you can’t go wrong with whichever hike you choose!

Are you interested in hiking on the Appalachian Trail? Maybe you watched the movie A Walk in the Woods, read “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk,” seen images online, or just noticed a trail sign during a trip to the Smokies. Regardless of how you’ve heard of the A.T. there are a few things you should know before hiking on the trail for the first time. Here are a few helpful tips and some fun facts to make your Appalachian Trail adventure a bit more interesting!

The more you save on your vacation to the Smokies, the longer you can play. Even if you can’t extend your trip, it’s always nice to have a little cash here and there to treat yourself to a few extras while you are in town! Below, we’ve listed a few great ways that staying with us at The Appy Lodge on your next getaway to the Smokies can help you save money!

A budget friendly vacation can also be packed full of fun and great places to see. Here at The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg we know how important it is to make the most of your time and money. We wanted to help you out by putting together some great ways to spend your vacation and save you some cash! We hope you enjoy this list of 25 free things to do in the Smoky Mountains!

Are you planning a vacation to the Smokies? If so then you need to find lodging that will leave you happy, rested and feeling like you’re at your home away from home. Here at The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg we strive daily to provide our guest an experience that adds to the enjoyment of their time in the Smoky Mountains. Here are 3 reasons for why we have the best hotel rooms in Gatlinburg, TN.

June is just around the corner and if you’re thinking about heading to the Smokies for a much needed getaway in the mountains, you need to start planning your trip! Here’s a list of 20 things that you’re going to want to include on your itinerary this summer!

When visiting Gatlinburg you’ll find that there are both never-ending beautiful views and great spots for dining. We have put together 4 locations that allow you to enjoy both! Here are 4 of the best Gatlinburg restaurants with a view!